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Healthbytes - Appendicitis diagnosis depends on several factors

Dec 20, 2014 6:12am

Appendectomy is the most common emergent abdominal surgery in the United States, with about 250,000 performed yearly. I know — I do quite a few in the middle of the night.

The appendix is a...

Gale McFarland

Dec 20, 2014 6:12am

CAMDEN - Gale Allen McFarland , age 61, of Camden, Ark., died Thursday December 18, 2014 at Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden, Ark.

Survivors are his wife Wendy Gayle Andrews...

Mark Wilkins

Dec 20, 2014 6:12am

LANCASTER, TEXAS - Mr. Mark Reginald Wilkins, 55, of Lancaster, Texas passed Thursday, December 18, 2014. Funeral Arrangements will be made by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Christmas at Big Mamma’s - Part IV

Dec 20, 2014 6:12am

Editor’s Note: The Commercial has run this Christmas tale by Hot Springs Village columnist Brenda Miles in four parts. This is the final installment. Happy Holidays!

Christmas morning found...

Incorporations 12-20-14

Dec 20, 2014 6:12am


New Testament Church of God In Christ was incorporated by Walter Jones, 410 College St., Dumas, Dec. 3.


Tucker Foundation Inc.was incorporated by Zackery Tucker,...

Bankruptcies 12-20-14

Dec 20, 2014 6:12am


Tracy Haskins, 1005 S. Grand, Stuttgart; filed Chapter 7 Dec. 9.

Brianna Robinson, P.O. Box 344, Humphrey; filed Chapter 13 Dec. 11.

Kerrie Bronson, 1106 Cedar,...

Washington Digest - Congress completes tax benefits bill

Dec 20, 2014 6:12am

WASHINGTON — Congress last week completed a bill that keeps alive — at least through this year — more than 50 tax breaks worth $42 billion to businesses and individuals.

In one of their...


Pet of the Week - Christy

Dec 20, 2014 6:12am

Christy is the Pine Bluff Animal Control Pet of the Week.

She is a cutie. She’s about 30 pounds and 8-10 months old.

Meet her at Pine Bluff Animal Control, 901 N. Haverty St....

Joyce Pitt

Dec 20, 2014 12:12am

Joyce Anne Everette Pitt, 68, of Pine Bluff, passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

Born August 8, 1946, in Lake Village, Arkansas, she was a daughter...

Beard plays bigger than his height

Dec 19, 2014 11:12pm

FAYETTEVILLE — Anton Beard is the shortest player on Arkansas’ men’s basketball roster, but it hasn’t taken long for the Razorbacks to realize that means nothing to the freshman.